My colleague Sergio nailed why I love this film. I know a number of people tend to put it down comparing it to Scorsese’s AFTER HOURS, but I’m the other way around. This really captured the mid-80s time here in LaLa Land (as some affectionately, or not, call my hometown) so freakin’ well. It’s one of my definitive ‘L.A.’ movies, no question. I was thinking of getting out my DVD of it to re-watch, always hoping that some feature-filled Blu-ray would be on its way, finally. Wonderful piece by Sergio!
This genuinely quirky thriller stars Jeff Goldblum as an insomniac and cuckolded husband who goes on the run with unlikely femme fatale Michelle Pfeiffer. Pratfalls and violent death co-exist in this blackly comic adult Neo Noir that works like a dream. Though some were distracted by a plethora of star cameos, ranging from director John Landis himself (as a bungling Iranian assassin) to the likes of David Bowie (as a happy British hitman) and a surprised Jim Henson, helping to hold it all together is a killer soundtrack by the late, great BB King. We begin at LAX …
The following review is offered for Todd Mason’s Tuesday’s Overlooked Film meme over at his fab Sweet Freedom.
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